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for us. you see it all over. and here it is, in your hometown. >> reporter: state police say the shooter had an ongoing property dispute with the township. he's in police custody this morning. preeti arla, abc news, washington. >> we'll, of course, stay on top of that story and bring you any developments. >>> and another scene we've been watching overnight, a fast-moving wildfire that's threatened hundreds of homes in southern california. the fire started in cleveland national forest and grew quickly, as temperatures neared 100 degrees. residents in the town of lake elsinore were forced to leave as ash rained down on their homes and entire neighborhoods were enveloped in smoke. a dc-10 was called in to drop fire retardant. but there is good news. some residents have now been able to go back home as crews are making progress. >>> more news breaking overnight. air travelers could face delays this morning after a global ticketing system crash. the sabre system is used by hundreds of airlines at more than 100 airports around the world. among the u.s. airlines affected are jetblue, american a
. triggering what's increasingly appearing to be an imminent u.s. response. >> as the u.s. considers its military options, with each passing day, it looks more and more like a u.s. strike against the syrian government. it's just a matter of time. abc's devin dwyer has the latest from washington. good morning, devin. >> reporter: that's right. president obama's national security team met at the white house last night to discuss syria. the president has decided to take action. the only question, now, is how. this morning, the white house has absolute certainty that syria's bashar al assad poisoned his own people. >> there's no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical weapons in syria. the syrian regime. >> reporter: still, no decision on how the u.s. will respond. the white house, saying all options are on the table. the pentagon has identified potential targets for air strikes against syria. but officials say removing assad from power is not a goal. president obama has been working the phones with world leaders, while top aides are making the case to members of congress.
awards. ♪ >>> good morning, everyone. we begin with the mounting crisis in syria pushing the u.s. one step closer to military action. >> as the u.n. weapons inspections team today heads to the site of an apparent chemical weapons attack, last week the u.s. was considering its military options. abc's devin dwyer has the very, and he has latest from washington. >> reporter: good morning, diana and john. that's right, u.s. officials are in the midst of urgent consultations over syria. there is a growing consensus something has to be done. as for when, one official told abc news, we're not talking about months. five days after these horrific scenes of dead women and children emerge from syria, u.n. inspectors plan to visit the site today to look for evidence of deadly poison and who may have used it. >> the team must be able to conduct a full, firm and unimpeded investigation. >> reporter: syria's government denies claims that it's used chemical weapons, but a senior white house official says there is very little doubt and that allowing u.n. inspectors to visit the site now may be too lat
>>> making news in america this morning, dire warning. the u.s. targets. new developments and a live report from washington. >>> courtroom drama. the man who held three women captive for a decade said he's no monster. one of the brave women stares him down with an emotional message. >>> lawmakers let their fists do the arguing. a brawl inside one country's parliament overnight. 14 and dancing dog. two pets in tandem. when their owner sings them a tune. >>> good friday morning, everyone. i'm tai hernandez, in for diana perez. >> i'm john muller. an ominous warning for u.s. interests overseas. >> the state department has ordered the closure sunday of all u.s. embassies and consulates across the muslim world, based on what officials are calling a credible threat. >> joining us now, with the very latest from washington, is abc's devin dwyer. good morning, devin. >> reporter: the decision to close these facilities shows just house confident the intelligence community is about the credibility of this threat, even though they don't yet know the exact target. a siren from the stat
the contract dispute between bart and the unions providing a written report in seven days. the governor use add law allowing the states to intervene if a strike would "significantly disrupt public transportation and endanger public health, safety, and welfare." >> the strike that was avoided is causing confusion. wayne? >> no sign commuters yet. we cannot tell if they are confused but there are signs of life at the west oakland bart station on 7th. you can see a truck. are you happy to be working? are you talking? [ inaudible ] >> he said he will keep his mouth shut for now. the first train doesn't leave until 4:30 to dublin/pleasanton and the next train to the city at 4:30. last night, commuters were relieved at the decision of the governor. >> i am happy to hear the news. we can relax, breathe, and let them work it out. >> i am stoked. this is always some. i have to get to work. >> i can meet people for networking and try to find a job in the bay area. it is a huge relief. >> it is safe to say she speaks for everyone who would be using bart this morning. everyone is relieveed for anybody plan
a chemical weapons attack did kill hundreds of people in syria, as the u.s. moves closer to military action. we're live in washington with the latest. >>> gaining ground. firefighters finally making progress on a massive wildfire burning near yosemite national park. but the concern is far from over. >>> subway scare. an elderly man gets his foot stuck in a train door and goes on a terrifying ride. >>> and caught off guard. what question puzzled the beauty pageant contestant, prompting this response -- >> and believing when you see, it's perfect. >>> good tuesday morning, everyone. we begin with the growing crisis in syria and what is increasingly appearing to be an imminent u.s. strike against the assad regime. >> it comes after u.n. weapons inspectors visited the apparent site of a chemical attack last week. and now, this morning, the strongest words yet from a u.s. official. abc's devin dwyer has the latest from washington. good morning, devin. >> reporter: good morning. the strong words from secretary of state john kerry, who called the apparent use of chemical weapons in syria, a, quote
canceling reservations but business is lighter than usual. >> and abc7 news reporter is using cell 7 technology. where are you, dick? >> good morning, kristen and eric. i am eastbound on highway 92 and got on the san mateo-hayward bridge. it is moving very well this both directions. it is heavier going westbound which is understandable for the commute setup but it is light right now in both directions and the drive on highway 101 on the peninsula from sfo to this point on highway 92 and 101 from the airport to 92 interchange is clear. it is moving at the speed limit in both directions. >> thank you, dick. the closing lasts for five full days and the bridge will re-open by 5:00 next tuesday morning and perhaps earlier and we will alert all twitter followers the moment it opens at abc7 news bay area on twitter. >> another look at the round-the-clock work on the span of the bay bridge and we are steaming this for you and we will stream the caltran morning construction update at 8:00. the afternoon briefing this afternoon is at 4:30. on our website in is information on the extra service
. pressure from the u.s. and human rights groups averted the crackdown for now. >>> drivers are finding it cheaper to fill their tanks these days. and the price of fwas may be going lower. tahman braey with more from washington. >> reporter: good news for summer travelers. gas prices are coming down. the national average for a gallon dropped to $3.56. at the's down a nickel from last week. >> every penny counts. every penny goes towards your budgets if other ways. >> reporter: this is just the beginning. by autumn, prices could fall to >> if it goes down, it would be great. it would be a great thing for me. i would come into the city more often with my car. >> reporter: after three straight jeers of rising prices, the gas average for next year is expected to be $3.37, the lowest average since 2010. don't look for prices to fall much more. >> the days of the national pump price below $3 is likely a thing of the past. >> reporter: just last month, gas prices shot up 15 cents in a week. today, prices are better. according to one gas survey, charleston, south carolina, has the lowest averag
to the closings of u.s. embassies. >> president obama says while the threat is real, the americans should not change overseas travel plans. abc's tahman bradley is joining us from washington with more on what the president revealed overnight. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: diane and john, good morning. worries an attack is imminent. the u.s. military helped evacuate nonessential personnel from the embassy in yemen. and this morning, the military is scouring the streets, searching for al qaeda. the obama administration has reportedly ordered a series of drone strikes in yemen in an effort to disrupt a terrorist plot to attack the american embassy and other western targets. this comes as a u.s. navy reconnaissance plane, circled in search of terrorists. president obama, appearing last night on nbc's "tonight show," did despite the worldwide terror alert, americans should not cancel their overseas travel plans. >> if people are paying attention, checking with the state department or embassy, going on the website before you travel, find out what kind of precautions you should be taking, t
. hours earlier, chaos. the violence erupted when egypt's new military government used force to clear two encampments, occupied by supporters of ousted president mohamed morsi. teargas scattered crowds. then, bulldozers before police opened fire on the protesters. te jipgs government says more than 300 people were killed. most of them civilians. and nearly 3,000 were injured. it was egypt's deadliest day, since the uprising that toppled hosni mubarak. some fired back with rocks. ordina ordinary citizens were caught in the violence. the situation, a nightmare for u.s. officials. >> the united states strongly condemns the use of violence against protesters in egypt. >> reporter: the obama administration has not labeled the military's decision to remove president morsi a coup. and so far, there's no sign the u.s. will cut the aid provided to the key middle east ally. secretary of state john kerry called the violence a serious blow to egypt's political reconciliation efforts and urged calm. >> this is a pivotal moment for all egyptians. the path towards violence leads only to greater instabil
's not all. >>> good friday morning. u.s. interests in pakistan are under threat this morning because of new terror fears. the state department is warning americans against travel there. >> they say there's a specific threat against the u.s. consulate in lahore, pakistan's second-largest city. abc's kristin fisher joining us on the latest details from overnight. >> reporter: diana, john, the key word is specific. this is a specific threat against the u.s. consulate in lahore, which is why only a handful of emergency personnel have been allowed to stay. all americans are now being urged to stay out of pakistan. this, as most u.s. diplomats in lahore were ordered out to islamabad. the state department says the evacuation is due to concerns about credible threat information specific to the u.s. consulate in lahore. according to a senior state department official, the threat is different from the one that forced the closure of 19 other diplomatic posts earlier this week. >> it's proven to protect lives. and it's certainly important to keep the terrorists from being able to carry out a truly deva
release could re-ignite anger, which is just beginning to frad. abc's preeti arla is joining us this morning from washington. good morning, preeti. >> reporter: he is expected to be placed under house arrest. the situation could add fuel to the fire in a country seemingly on the brink of civil war. the death toll in egypt is staggering. now, fear of more tension. after two years in jail, waiting for a retrial, ex-president, hosni mubarak could walk out of jail as early as today. >> it's horrible. it will cancel everything we've been through, all the killing, all the bloodshed. it's devastating. >> reporter: the move is seen by some as a blow to the 2011 revolution. it could also give more weight to allegations that last month's removal of the democratically-elected president by the military was a step towards returning to the old regime. the state department calls it an internal issue. >> it's working its way through the legal system there. >> reporter: senator john mccain made the case for cutting off more than $1 billion in aid to the key u.s. ally. the obama administration is
on early to keep you what is happening with the traffic. thanks for joining us. >> we are about to begin the first rush hour commute without the bay bridge shut down last night to make way for the new eastern span. that means a morning of detours and big traffic headaches with live team coverage going with matt keller. matt? >> we have several trucks picking up loads and of course they will deliver those to the bay bridge as they continue their work this morning. after the bridge was closed last night a heavy stream of equipment moved in moments after. crews will tear up the old approach to the bridge and grinding away the old pavement to make way if a new path for the toll paths. on opening day this will be two miles worth of rail to guide you while the old bridge is standing. >> they will put up 10,000' of rail to help control the flow of traffic on to and off of the bridge by the toll plaza and, also, headed into the tunnel westbound and out of the tunnel eastbound. >> the new span will need to be connected to land on the oakland side and to the island tunnel on the west side. the cha
is facing condemnation here in the u.s., as well. tahman bradley is joining us from washington with more. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: good morning, diana and gio. the muslim brotherhood is calling for a friday of anger today, stoking fears of more bloodshed. the international community is worried that the crisis in egypt is worsening. cairo is poised to erupt again today. the muslim brotherhood, which supports ousted president mohamed morsi, has called for mass protest marches after friday prayers. the ruling military will be waiting. egypt's interior minister authorized the use of deadly force against demonstrators who target police or state buildings. the country remains in a state of emergency, after wednesday's bloody crackdown on pro-morsi supporters. the government now says more than 600 people were killed. >> you can't kill your own people. and get away with it. >> reporter: egypt's christians are pleading for help. they say a number of churches have come under attacks of people accusing them of siding with the military. one woman says her church was doused in gasoline. >>
, a defense attorney speaking with amy robach offered one explanation pistorius' defense could use. >> his attention rightfully is focused on what could be an intruder and the end of his life as well as her life. >> reporter: meanwhile, police told us their case is ready. >> we are confident that what we have will come out in court, show that, indeed, mr. oscar pistorius is guilty as charged. >> reporter: he is free on bail and we could learn on monday when the trial will begin. it is expected to start sometime early next year. if pistorius is convicted he faces a life sentence with a minimum of 25 years behind bars. diana, john? >> all right, rob nelson, thank you. >>> in other news british authorities used anti-terrorism powers to detain the partner of a journalist with close links to nsa leak eer edward snowden. now, the parter of glenn greenwald was held for nine hours. greenwald called it a profound escalation of their attacks on the news gathering process and journalism. >>> from egypt, the government says suspected militants have killed 24 policemen in northern sinai. this comes jus
. a key u.s. ally, seemingly in chaos this morning. right now, a violent crackdown on protesters is taking place in egypt. >> egypt has been the scene of political tension for months. and overnight, things boiled over. abc's tahman bradley joins us with the details. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: diana and john, good morning. the crackdown came from egyptian security forces against supporters of egypt's ousted president mohamed morsi. when those security forces moved in, they did so with volleys of teargas, along with armored cars and bulldozers. the intention was to clear two sites where morsi supporters had been holding protests. their sit-in had entered its seventh week. a statement from morsi's muslim brotherhood party says at least 200 people have been killed. hospital estimates put the number of those injured in the thousands. government tv reports put those numbers significantly lower. and sources tell us that at least 200 morsi supporters have been arrested so far. initially it was though, the government's plan was to surround both camps and allow protesters to leave peacefully
>> live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> good morning, thanks for joining us. >> on this monday we have two major commute stories. no bart strike. also, there is a fatal accident in san mateo county. >> we will check with leyla gulen on the roads. >> good morning, everyone. officially in bart strike. folks are breathing a sigh of relief they will be able to get to work in good time but we have a problem in portola valley a facility northbound along 280 at alpine road. it is still a sig-alert. three lanes blocked. c.h.p. says it will wrap up in 30 minutes. traffic is smooth and we do not have slow downs but three lanes are shut down for 30 minutes. now, mike nicco? >> thank you very much, leyla gulen, here is live doppler 7 hd drop and i have not heard reports of drizzle unlike last week with each commute was wet. there could be the possibility the next hour or two of drizzle along coast so we will watch that. downtown, you can see the clouds are rolling in and are late arriving clouds so they will be quick to leave. that will help the warming trend, the coast
the kidnapping of southern california teenager, hannah anderson. police say the kidnapper used a timer to set fire to his san diego area home where the girl's mother and brother were found dead. they say james dimaggio and anderson were spotted on surveillance camera 20 hours before that house went up in flames. >>> overseas, now. a developing story from egypt. authorities have arrested two more islamist figures. one was a hard-line cleric trying to flee the country across the libyan border. the other was a spokesman for the muslim brotherhood leaving for italy. abc's martha raddatz spoke earlier to the egyptian prime minister about the government crackdown. >> no country will allow to have a people taking to the streets. >> but they were killed for doing that. >> we didn't provoke it. we asked them to go freely. we started by throwing only teargas. and they answered back by firing. >> the white house is considering whether to temporarily cut military aid to egypt, following the government crackdown. >>> emotional testimony at the sentencing hearing of army sergeant robert bales who has pled
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and offer recommendations by the end of the year. >>> this is the stiffest punishment handed down in the u.s. for leaking government secrets to the media. a military judge sentenced bradley manning to 35 years in prison. the 25-year-old told his lawyers, this is just the stage in my life i will recover. manning's lawyers say he will be eligible in parole in seven years. >>> vice president joe biden's son heads home from a hospital in houston today. he underwent some procedure, which with vice president was successful. beau biden became weak and disoriented while on vacation last week. >>> a new twist in the hannah anderson kidnapping case. the sister of the man who abducted anderson, claims he could be hannah's father. brett anderson insists he is hannah's real dad. and a family spokesperson says neither he or hannah's mom met james dimaggio until she was six months pregnant with hannah. >>> a possible break in the case of a missing girl in golden city, missouri. searchers have found a body outside the town where 12-year-old adriaunna horton disappeared three days ago. a man who her father s
of a program that allowed the u.s. government to snoop on everything a user does. >>> the troops were in the middle of training exercises at ft. carson when the bad weather moved in. the lightning struck as they were trying to move to shelter. military officials say it didn't take a direct hit. but one soldier was critically injured. five of them are already out of the hospital. >>> bad news for folks in colorado. some storms on the way there. thunderstorms in the rockies, as well as across the nation's middle. some of them will be severe. rain up and down the entire east coast. completely clear for the west coast. >> temperatures will be pleasant in the low to mid-80s. all-80s from florida to new england. once again, lovely in the low 80s across the great lakes. >>> it's not just about the pins anymore. the wildly popular website pinterest is about to roll out something brand-new. >>> george zimmerman resurfacing. the man acquitted of killing trayvon martin, stopped from speeding far from his home in florida. >>> an nfl player at the center of a storm. a camera was rolling when he us
to the country. according to "the daily beast," the u.s. made the move, despite the military takeover in the country hasn't officially been called a coup. >> there certainly are consequences for the actions that are taken by the interim government. >> reporter: lawmakers are debating whether cutting aid is the right move. >> that aid is essential to the ability of the egyptian government to honor its peace agreement with israel. >> reporter: the chaos continues in the country. and the bodies of 25 police officers killed in an ambush by suspected islamic militants, were taken back to a military base in cairo. there's growing fear of more tensions, with word that hosni mubarak could be set free as he awaits a retrial. there's no ground to hold him as he waits for a final verdict. >> there is a very complicated problem. our ability to influence the outcome in egypt is limited. it's up to the egyptian people. >> reporter: the top united nations political adviser, former diplomat to the middle east, will head to cairo to help deal with the crisis. the goal is to figure out how the united n
's sorry for using performance-enhancing drugs. in a statement yesterday, braun says he deserved the 65-game suspension that he's currently serving. and that he has no one to blame but himself. braun called his use of an unspecified cream two years ago, a huge mistake. he famously denied using illegal drugs when charges against him first surfaced. >>> some of the harsh weather that rolled through colorado. look at this video that rolled through the southern part of the state. a street turned into a raging river. the neighborhood got a light coating of hail. >>> much the same in the central part of the state. you see a healthy dose of hail there. some of it was quite large. the area suffered localized flooding. apparently, that can all happen again today. >>> and checking the maps. you see more thunderstorms in that area. it will be mostly showers in the northern rockies. hazy, hot and humid in texas and across the southern plains. the southeast can expect more storms. and the rain stretching up for much of the east coast. >> it will hit 85 in washington, baltimore and here in new york.
between the u.s. and russia. president obama has canceled a meeting with russian president putin, which had been scheduled for next month. relations between the two countries have been going south for a while now, over a number of disagreements. but russia's decision to grant asylum to edward snowden appears to be the final straw. >>> testimony resumes this morning after nearly a day-long recess in the military trial of the man who had carried out the deadly ft. hood shooting rampage. nidal hasan is representing himself. but they said hasan was not putting up a defense. the attorneys want the judge to change the rules they work under. >>> the cleveland house where three women were held captive for ten years has been destroyed. among those watching the demolition yesterday, was survivor michelle knight. she released yellow balloons to represent the millions of children who have gone missing or died in captivity. >> nobody was there for me when i was missing. and i want the people out there to know, including the mothers, that they can have strength. they can have hope. and their child wi
to the ground. hundreds of people have been evacuated. abc's cecilia vega is on the fire line for us. >> reporter: home after home went up in flames as this raging inferno, 85 miles east of los angeles, burns out of control. >> as the wind pushes it, as we panned earlier over to that. as it moves to the east, it will continue to do that as the wind pushes it that way, with the fuel and the topography. >> reporter: the fire has consumed several thousand acres. and last night, firefighters conceded there was no containment. >> depending on what the wind does, it can actually change direction, as the cooling starts and starts moving the opposite direction. and as we move to that, we're -- we definitely will have a different firefight on our hands. >> reporter: mandatory evacuations went into effect last night for several communities in harm's way. emergency shelters were set up in riverside county, for anyone needing a place to spend the night. >> we could go the 243. the fire had crossed over. >> when i left, i was backing out of my house. and there was flames all around my car. >> rep
. >>> is it the commuting of the future? a billionaire unveils his dream to whisk us to work at 800 miles per hour. >>> and the incredible pictures. people running for their lives at a sinkhole swallows part of a resort. but has the earth stopped moving? >>> and a bittersweet victory in court for the queen of southern cuisine. with your mortgage,g for hep worried about foreclosure. we can help you keep your house. all we ask for in return is that you submit to our plans for galactic domination. [laughing] [laughing hesitantly] [laughing evilly] sign. announcer: if you're facing foreclosure, talk to the right people. speak with hud-approved housing counselors free of charge at... >>> welcome back. the summertime spike in gas prices that usually comes at this time of year just hasn't happened. in fact, gas prices continue to go down, 7 cents in just one week. just $3.56 a gallon. that's because oil refineries are getting efficient at keeping output high. don't expect prices to get any lower. experts say refineries are pretty much running at peak efficiency. >>> americans have apparently an upside fo
, to the growing international pressure on syria over its alleged use of chemical weapons. the u.n. is urging that its inspectors be allowed into the damascus neighborhood where this attack took place allegedly. the security council meets here in new york today to consider further actions. the state department says the death toll from the attack could be in the hundreds. >>> the threat of more political violence hangs over egypt, with the muslim brotherhood calling for a day of protest. this follows a release from prison yesterday of former president hosni mubarak. the 85-year-old is being held under house arrest at a hospital. and here at home, hundreds rallied in front of the white house, demanding that president obama take action to protect egyptians. >>> some frightening comments from outgoing fbi director robert mueller about the current threats faced by the u.s. in an interview with abc's pierre thomas, he says bombs on airplanes and terrorists using biological and chemical weapons are the most urgent threats that he worries about the most. he talked about americans who have gone to syr
going to do to get us out? >> reporter: across the nashville area, swollen creeks caused flash flooding, forcing some to the safety of their roofs. and leaving cars floating on streets. rescue teams fanned out, fighting the fast-moving waters, to get people out. not just tennessee. from arkansas, to missouri, the heavy rain is hammering the heartland. over six inches of rain in madison, tennessee, double what they see in a month. in wallace, kansas, eight inches. and the worst, richland, missouri, 17 inches this week. enough for an entire summer. and here in the nashville area, there is water still rushing through these swollen creeks. you can tell how one point here the water rose so high, it carried that debris and garbage can up to that bridge. usually, this creek is only about one to two feet deep. alex perez, abc news, nashville. >>> also happen right now, crews in southern california spent a second night battling that out-of-control wildfire east of los angeles. officials now say 26 homes have been destroyed. they expect the number to triple once they can see the damage firsthand.
department now has to be part of the solution because the judge has agreed with us that it was a big part of the problem. >> reporter: new york mayor michael bloomberg and his police commissioner say stop and frisk has saved lives. and getting rid of it will make the city more dangerous. the judge appointed a federal monitor to oversee the nypd. tahman bradley, abc news, washington. >>> this morning seattle police want to know why a man snapped and shot a bus driver. the gunman jumped to a second bus, filled with passengers. police shot and killed the suspect through the window of that second bus. the driver is in stable condition. and his spirits are said to be high. >>> defense attorney says former boston mobster, james "whitey" bulger will appeal a series of convictions against him. he was found of 11 murders, along with racketeering, and money laundering. he is likely to spend the rest of his life in prison. prosecutors failed to gain convictions against bulger for eight other killings. >>> now, to the strongest indications that hillary clinton plans a presidential run in 2016. in a s
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